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1. ON THE SOLANDER WHALING GROUND
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... Preservation Inlet [Footnote: Preservation Inlet ... Solander (island) ... Foveaux (strait) ... Stewart Island: places situated on or near the southern end of New Zealand.] lie shimmering in the soft spring ...
2. AN EPISODE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... [Footnote: Vendor: seller.] of wine." "Pick up that, philosopher and vendor of wine," said the Marquis, throwing him another gold coin, "and spend it as you will. The horses there; are they right?" Without ...
3. THE COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... up a deafening, mournful air. The fifty little black slaves run, run as if their lives were at stake, deploying [Footnote: Deploying: unfolding, opening out.] from their base like the sticks of a fan, ...
4. WALT WHITMAN
(Lessons/Short Stories)
I first heard of him among the sufferers on the Peninsula [Footnote: Peninsula: that part of Virginia between the York and James rivers.] after a battle there. Subsequently I saw him, time and again, ...
5. HEROISM IN HOUSEKEEPING
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... gone with my husband to live on a little estate of peat-bog, that had descended to me all the way down from John Welsh, the Covenanter, [Footnote: Covenanter: one who defends the "Solemn League and Covenant" ...
6. A YOUTHFUL ACTOR
(Lessons/Short Stories)
...  [Footnote: Would you imagine, from this extract, that the book from which it was taken would be interesting? Why? Notice the easy conversational way of telling the incident. What is gained by this? Do ...
7. WAR
(Lessons/Short Stories)
What, speaking in quite unofficial language, is the net purpose and upshot of war? To my own knowledge, for example, there dwell and toil in the British village of Dumdrudge [Footnote: Dumdrudge: a ...
8. COON-HUNTING
(Lessons/Short Stories)
'Coon-Hunting [Footnote: Coon: raccoon, an animal allied to the bears but much smaller. Its body is gray, varied with black and white, and it has a long full tail banded with black and gray.] is one ...
9. SIGHT IN SAVAGES
(Lessons/Short Stories)
In Patagonia [Footnote: Patagonia: the southern part of Argentine Republic.] I added something to my small stock of private facts concerning eyes--their appearance, color, and expression--and vision, ...
10. THE VILLAGE SCHOOLMASTER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight [Footnote: Wight: a person.] of the name of Ichabod Crane; who ...
11. BUCK'S TRIAL OF STRENGTH
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... up. He was in perfect condition, without an ounce of superfluous [Footnote: Superfluous: unnecessary.] flesh, and the one hundred and fifty pounds that he weighed were so many pounds of grit and virility. ...
12. ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
(Lessons/Short Stories)
The long-tailed cows of the Lama [Footnote: Lama: a priest or monk of Thibet and Mongolia who professes Lamaism, a kind of Buddhism.] herdsmen, they say, are so restive and difficult to milk, that, ...
13. AN AFRICAN PET
(Lessons/Short Stories)
Toward twelve o'clock, when we were crossing a kind of high table-land, we heard the cry of a young animal, which we all recognized to be a nshiego mbouve. [Footnote: Nshiego mbouve: a species of ape.] ...
14. A BATTLE OF THE ANTS
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... that it was not a "duellum," but a "bellum," [Footnote: Duellum ... bellum: war.] a war between two races of ants, the red always pitted against the black, and frequently two red ones to one black. The ...
15. THE BAZAAR IN MOROCCO
(Lessons/Short Stories)
How can I describe the swarming crowds of the bazaar, the constant, noiseless stir of all those bournouses [Footnote: Bournouses: cf. "An Arab Fisherman."] in the semi-darkness! The little labyrinthine ...
16. LIFE IN OLD NEW YORK
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... constantly in a state of inundation, [Footnote: Inundation: a flood.] under the discipline of mops and brooms and scrubbing brushes; and the good housewives of those days were a kind of amphibious [Footnote: ...
17. A NIGHT IN THE PINES
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... --ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. [Footnote: What use does the author make of contrast? What things does he notice? Did you ever sleep at night out of doors? If so, was the night empty of impressions or did you ...
18. A GREEN DONKEY DRIVER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
There dwelt an old man in Monastier, [Footnote: Monastier: a little village in southern France.] of rather unsound intellect according to some, much followed by street-boys, and known to fame as Father ...
... on the subject, and I learned that I belonged to an heroic band, and all that sort of thing, with Abolitionism [Footnote: Abolitionism: The policy of those who worked for the abolition of slavery before ...
20. TWENTY YEARS OF ARCTIC STRUGGLE
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... into a region of open leads, [Footnote: Open leads: open ways in an ice-field.] bearing north and south. Resting here for a few hours, Peary and his companions resumed their march at midnight, pushing ...
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